Kurt Angle, Paul Heyman and Other WWE Superstars Send Hearty Congratulations to Gable Steveson on Winning Gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Published 08/07/2021, 12:13 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Wrestling – Freestyle – Men’s 125kg – Medal Ceremony – Makuhari Messe Hall A, Chiba, Japan – August 6, 2021. Gold medallist Gable Steveson of the United States poses with his medal. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw


Kurt Angle is WWE’s Olympic Gold Medalist. It’s truly an honor to win a gold in the Olympics. Now, there is another wrestler following in his footsteps, Gable Steveson.

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The young wrestler secured the gold medal in the 125kg division freestyle wrestling. He defeated Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili in the last round.

Gable Steveson secured the title in a last-second turnaround victory, and it has sent his fans into a frenzy!

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Angle took to social media to express his happiness and congratulated the 21-year-old.

Apart from Kurt Angle, other individuals, such as Pat McAfee, Karrion Kross, Paul Heyman, and others have taken to social media to congratulate him.

Gable Steveson wants to be the biggest WWE Superstar

Steveson secured the NCAA Division I Championship and made a statement about WWE. Even though he hasn’t worked with WWE then, he claimed that he would become the biggest WWE Superstar.

Apart from that, he has already expressed his desire to be a part of WWE in the future.

“That’s my main goal, and that’s my end goal. As years go on it becomes more realistic, and I can set it happening right when I’m done with college,” he said. “It’s just a matter of me performing and making sure I get to that point. I feel like everybody used to watch [WWE]. Everybody knows who Lesnar and Cena are, and hopefully, kids can look at me like that sometime soon.”

Even Paul Heyman expressed that Gable Steveson would be an asset to the company.

If all goes well, now that he’s secured the Olympic Gold, he could make his way towards WWE.

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An Olympic Gold Medalist has immense potential in WWE. A walking-talking example of the same is Kurt Angle. He has achieved huge success in the company, and to this day remains an important asset to the industry.

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Therefore, if Steveson joins WWE, he is looking at a bright future filled with championship opportunities and reigns.

On the other hand, he can explore other combat sports like Brock Lesnar before coming to WWE. Even with this route, he can become a famous Superstar.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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